What Does IP Mean?

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Besides being a protocol for data transmission, the term IP is also used to describe a variety of security components and techniques. Some of them are described below



AIPHONE IPW-1A offers voice-quality Intercom function over standard IP based networks. Designed specifically to integrate seamlessly into a new or existing LAN / WAN infrastructure, the IPW-1A system is capable of supporting hundreds of stations. It provides intercom/paging solutions to a large variety of applications including commercial, industrial, residential, general security, office, and institutional. Each IPW-1A includes Aiphone’s “CommuniCenter” software for remote door release, group calling, event logging, and audio recording.


Features are:

  • Cost-effective multi-master (PC-based) based design
  • Compatible with IE Series sub stations and AX-DM
  • Scalable to hundreds of stations / locations
  • Works with standard wired and wireless network infrastructure. (LAN/WAN)
  • Digital audio recording and playback capability via included software.
  • Relay output for remote release (N/O or N/C)
  • Up to 387’/(2 CONDUCTOR 22AWG); 980’/(2 CONDUCTOR 18AWG) between door station and IPW-1A
  • One year warranty effective when device is deployed


Hardware Specifications are:

  • Input Voltage: Use Aiphone PT-1211C (included); 15-24V AC/DC
  • Network Interface: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (Auto detection) RJ-45
  • IP Assignment: Static or Dynamic
  • Hardware Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, SNMP, AutoIP, SonicIP, Ipzator
  • Transport Bandwidth:

            ≈128Kbps per active session (normal mode)

            ≈64Kbps per active session (low bandwidth mode)

  • Audio Encoding: PCM (raw), G.7II ( Law)
  • Audio Sampling: 16bit at 8kHz (normal mode) 8bit at 8kHz (low bandwidth mode)
  • Output Level: Determined by sub station
  • Relay Contact Rating: 30V AC/DC 1.0A (resistive)
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
  • Dimensions: 1-1/2″H x 4-1/4″W x 4-15/16″D



The Intelli-M® eIDC Ethernet-enabled integrated door controller is among the first PoE access control system controllers and provides fully distributed intelligence for access control and alarm monitoring.

This Ethernet-enabled door controller is packed with powerful features that can fit in a small, compact two-gang box to control all peripheral door hardware. It is easy to install and program.

The Intelli-M eIDC controller operates autonomously with true peer-to-peer communication, independent of a network or PC workstation and is designed to minimize the impact of any component failure.

Connections to peripheral equipment can be verified on the spot using built-in line status indicators.

The Intelli-M eIDC controller can operate independently with its embedded Web server or with hundreds Intelli-M eIDC controllers through the server-based Intelli-M® Access security management software.

The Intelli-M controller uses external readers, so the controller can be located within the protected area, making for a higher level of security than with a reader using integral electronics.

The Intell-M supports multiple doors within a single site. This differentiates the Intelli-M form other products in this class.


Q&A: Wayne Jared, infinias

We contacted Wayne Jared, president of infinias, LLC, for some first hand info about this product. Following are Ledger’s questions and Jared’s answers.


How would you define the Intelli-M product category?

Intelli-M is an edge device solution. The controllers are designed to be installed out at the door and leverage corporate infrastructure. Access control devices are typically very low bandwidth and don’t introduce enough new load on the network to require upgrades.


What differentiates your product from others in this category?

From a hardware perspective, I would suggest we have the most capable device in this category. With three outputs (2-OC, 1-Relay), four inputs, support for two card readers and more, we have plenty of I/O available. We support 64,000 cards, 16,000 cached events, web mode for single door use, the ability to monitor a second or third door.

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